Photos: 5 Reasons to see Todrick Hall’s America-The Forbidden World Tour

Singer, Todrick Hall first gained notoriety as a contestant on the ninth season of “American Idol” (AI) in 2010. Hall made it to the semi-finals on the competition. Unlike so many of the contestants, that was only the start of what the future would bring for the multitalented artist. Hall has proven that he can multi-task like no other. This demanding tour has Hall displaying his talents as an actor, singer, choreographer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer, drag queen and ‘YouTuber.’ AXS was able to catch Hall’s incredible show at the Rialto Theatre on May 16. Here are the highlights.

1) Todrick Hall’s popularity has exploded with a staggering list of accomplishments

Hall became a viral YouTube personality with close to three million subscribers and close to a billion views on his channel. He continued to become a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” after AI. Add his Broadway appearances that includeThe Color Purple,” “Memphis,” “Kinky Boots” and “Chicago” to his long list of credits. Both “Kinky Boots” and “Chicago” broke attendance records during his tenure on the shows. He has starred in his own self-titled MTV show. This is not bad for an African American man from a small town in Texas. He had a family whose mission was to get Hall educated in the arts.

2) Broadway style of show

America- The Forbidden World Tour is celebrating Hall’s Forbidden album that was released the end of March. It is a visual concept album and the show is set up like a Broadway play. Rumor is that Hall got the idea three months before the tour, shot the YouTube video in two and a half months as he planned the tour. The show has the stage set, lighting and choreography of a Broadway play. It is an amazing feat when one thinks of the fact that it is set up and torn down everyday in a new city. There were multiple costumes and glorious wigs throughout the show. Hall was a super fast change artist going from a prison outfit to a gospel robe costume to a total drag queen.

3) Music that is relevant for the times yet melodic

The album and the show were filled with songs of love, heartbreak, passion, self-worth and sexiness. The songs reflect life in the 21st century America. Hall has plenty to say growing up black and gay in America. Somehow, he keeps the music upbeat with such serious subjects. The musical style is hip-hop infused R&B with a Broadway style. You can see and hear the entire Forbidden visual album on YouTube here. For a complete set list, please click here.

4) Hall’s troupe of performers

There was a full production of singers and dancers that were as diverse as the fans that attended. Chester Lockhart opened the show with a song before Hall and his dancers took over. Hall often referred to his troupe as his team. Everyone executed the complex choreography to near perfection and it seemed to be a team effort. Kudos go to the team including the lighting, sound and the stage technicians for bringing such an ambitious production on tour.

5) Hall’s message to his fans

Once the show started, the fans were on their feet and screaming for their hero and that continued for the duration. It was a beautiful crowd who knew every word to every song in the set. Hall announced early in the show to the fans, “I want you to take as many pictures and videos as you can and post them on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media.”

Later in the show, Hall was very clear about his feelings when he said, “We’ve been doing this tour for about 5 weeks. I am so glad to be here tonight. Today is our 42nd show. We appreciate your love and energy every night. Everything that you see on stage and everything you see on my YouTube channel is completely 100% self-funded so it means the world to me that you come out and support me and my team. I have no record label. You follow us on Instagram. You guys have broken box office records in New York and Chicago coming to see ‘Kinky Boots.’

How many of you have been watching ‘Ru-Paul’s Drag Races’ this year? You’ve made my documentary ‘Behind the Curtain’ on Netflix the most popular documentary of all time. Not too long ago, it would have been a preposterous concept for an openly gay black man to be going around the world telling his story and it makes me so happy when I see a group of people here that don’t represent one race, one culture, one sexuality, or one religion. It’s such a huge eclectic diverse group of people. So thank you.”

Each statement that Hall made was rewarded with a roar from the crowd.

Todrick and the team are performing at the Fonda Theatre on May 19. The tour is heading to Europe very soon. Grab your tickets to Todrick Hall’s Forbidden Tour here.

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In the name of "inclusiveness," Starbucks just became America’s public TOILET


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Following the mistaken arrest of two black men at one of his company’s Pennsylvania stores back in April, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has announced that he’s going to make things right – by opening up all Starbucks restrooms to anyone and everyone who wants to use them, including non-paying customers.

From here on out, every Starbucks store in the country is essentially now a public restroom, which Schultz believes will make his company more “inclusive” and racially sensitive – because apparently the shutting down of all Starbucks stores back in April for mandatory employee “racial bias training” wasn’t enough politically correct showmanship for the coffee giant.

The most recent decision was made after a store manager at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square called the police last month on two African-American men who had allegedly asked to use the restroom without purchasing a drink. An employee told the men that the restroom was for paying customers only, after which the men proceeded to sit down at a table without ordering anything.

The two men later told authorities that they were waiting for a third person to arrive for a business meeting to discuss a real estate project before ordering their drinks. But they didn’t make it that far, as police allegedly showed up at the same time as the third person to arrest the men, who store employees apparently thought were squatters.

Video footage of the incident that was posted to Twitter shows the two men being handcuffed by a team of police officers, one of whom was black himself, while other customers in the store are heard trying to explain to the officers that the men “didn’t do anything.” But the men were walked out of the store anyway, hands cuffed behind their backs.

Black men’s attorney says her clients were arrested for having a meeting – but they didn’t order anything and it hadn’t even started yet?

Social justice warriors (SJWs) were quick make their voices heard outside the Starbucks in question, including one couple who painted a sign that they used to protest, stating, “BE BLACK IN THIS STARBUCKS = GET ARRESTED #BLM.” Others, including the woman whose footage of the incident went viral, also made a point of chastising white people, whom she says are making false assumptions that “there must be something more to the story.”

Apparently there wasn’t, and the two men, dressed in sweatpants and sweatshirts, really were there to discuss property business. It was an apparent misunderstanding that quickly devolved into yet another point of contention in America’s ongoing race wars. This is the argument put forth by the two men’s attorney, anyway.

Lauren Wimmer claims that the video footage, which begins after the first man is already in handcuffs and the other is in the process of being cuffed, “essentially speaks for itself.” Even though it shows nothing that occurred just prior to the arrest, Wimmer claims that the two men “were doing what people do every day: they were having a meeting and they were undoubtedly singled out because of their race.”

This is an interesting claim for Wimmer to make, seeing as how the official story prior was that the men hadn’t yet ordered a drink, and were not yet involved in a meeting as the third member had not yet arrived. She also makes no mention of the bathroom incident, which means it remains unclear precisely what took place just prior to when the police were called.

But Howard Schultz sure didn’t waste any time virtue signaling and once again pimping his entire company out to the whims of SJWs everywhere, who are using the incident as more “proof” that black people are being targeted by white people as part of systemic “racial bias.” At the same time, Schultz apparently also erroneously stated that, despite his new bathroom policy, he doesn’t want to see Starbucks stores become public restrooms.

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Evidence Suggests America’s Foster Care System Is A Front For Child Sex Trafficking



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As much as no one wants to talk about it, it’s important that we do. Unfortunately the sad reality is that child sex-trafficking is an epidemic in this day and age. While many people would consider this crime as bad as homicide, more often than not, we as a society are turning a blind eye to this issue. In fact, I’m curious to see how many hits this article receives as this topic tends to fall under the don’t ask, don’t tell category, especially because despite the growing industry the mainstream media remains largely silent.

Yes, children are being drugged, kidnapped, and sold by actual pimps in exchange for sex — let that sink in for a moment. The fact of the matter is that turning a blind eye to this issue will never make it go away, despite how much we wish it would. What makes matters even worse is that American foster care is gravely letting us down, as it turns out the majority of children getting sold in this way come straight from the foster care system. These children, who are supposed to be protected by the state, are the ones who are suffering the most. As if they weren’t already suffering from their placement in this deeply corrupt system.

Sadly, this system includes Child Protective Services, which have the actual power and capacity to remove children from their families and potentially place them in much more severe circumstances.

In most cases involving corruption in our system, to find out the motive always follow the money, in this instance foster children are more profitable for caretakers and every state receives money directly from the federal government for each child placed in foster care. This is certainly a conflict of interest and likely because of this motive, or much more sinister ones, foster care services have been known to willingly give up children to known child traffickers and sex offenders. And, surprise, surprise, hundreds of children, yes, hundreds go missing each year from the foster care system.

Michael Dolce, Of Counsel at the law firm, Cohen Milstein summed up this unfortunate phenomenon of the statistical relationship between the foster care system and sexual abuse of minors,

Most people don’t know about our nation’s foster care to sex trafficking pipeline, but the facts are sobering. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) found that “of the more than 18,500 endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2016, one in six were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 86 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.”

 The outcomes of law enforcement efforts against sex traffickers repeatedly support the NCMEC estimate. In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60 percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes. In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85 percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system.

 In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 were from the child welfare system. And even more alarming: the FBI discovered in a 2014 nationwide raid that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers, including children as young as 11, were never reported missing by child welfare authorities.” [Source]

Why Does The Mainstream Media Remain Silent?

Well, for some of you reading this it may seem obvious, to others maybe not so much. We all know how the media loves the fear/bad news/ shock value, some on one hand you would expect them to be covering this issue a lot, but unfortunately it seems quite obvious that in some way they are tied into this massive cover up. Clearly, we know for sure that this is an issue, and that it’s happening, but how often do you hear about it on the news or from your governments? This is certainly something to ponder. The lack of attention and discussion around this issue on the media and government is very telling, to say the least.

Dolce added,

Children are learning all the time, and in abusive foster or group homes they learn that their worth as humans is not intrinsic. Their worth is what the abusive caregiver gets from them, whether simply a paycheck from the state or their bodies for sex, as happened to some of my clients.

 This conditions them to be subservient to pimps—giving all they have in exchange for essential needs, like food and shelter. As one of my clients put it, after extensive physical and sexual abuse in state care, the day she turned 18 and left the system with no community support, job or money, she saw herself in one way: “There was a gold mine between my legs.” [Source]

 Final Thoughts

The fact of the matter is that the longer we remain silent around the issue the more it will continue and grow. There are groups that are taking a stand against these horrific crimes and they need all of the support, funding and attention they can receive, click HERE for a list of these organizations. We have to be a voice for the voiceless, and despite the discomfort around this issue, we need to be talking about it, we can all do your part to be the change we wish to see in the world.

As a side note, when placing this article in its appropriate category for the site, the option it fits best into is the “Alternative News” category, this should not be considered alternative, this should be mainstream and plastered all over the place until we can effectively end this issue.

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Childish Gambino debuts at No. 1 with ‘This Is America,’ as video becomes massive hit

Childish Gambino, the musical stage name for actor Donald Glover, has reached a new milestone with “This Is America.” The song has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the provocative video for “This Is America” has become a massive viral hit with its social commentary on gun violence and racial issues. Billboard also reports that “This Is America” is No.1 on the Billboard charts for Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales.

“This Is America” is the first No. 1 hit for Childish Gambino. Previously, his biggest hit was 2016’s “Redbone,” which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has shipped 4 million copies in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America. 

The juggernaut for “This Is America” began on May 5, with the debut of the “This Is America” video, directed by Hiro Murai. In just nine days, the video racked up more than 110 million views on YouTube. Also on May 5, Glover performed “This Is America” live for the first time on “Saturday Night Live,” in an episode where he was the host and musical guest.

The past year has been an amazing one for Glover. He’s won several awards (including two Emmys and two Golden Globes) for “Atlanta,” a comedy/drama TV series that’s loosely based on Glover’s real-life experiences. Glover is a star, executive producer, writer and director on the show. He also won a Grammy for “Redbone” (Best Traditional R&B Performance). 

Glover’s movie career is also enjoying a hot streak: He stars as Lando Calrissian in the Lucasfilm prequel “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (in theaters on May 25), which is set to be one of the biggest hit movies of 2018. Glover is also the voice of Simba in the 2019 remake of “The Lion King.”

Childish Gambino’s fourth studio album (title and release date to be announced) is expected to be released sometime in 2018. It will be Childish Gambino’s first album under Glover’s new deal with RCA Records, which has partnered with his Wolf + Rothstein label to release music from Childish Gambino and other artists. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America’ 2018 North American tour begins Sept. 6  in Duluth, Georgia and ends Oct. 9 in Denver

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UNREAL: America-hating NYT attacks Pompeo for rescuing American hostages from North Korea


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By this point, it’s difficult to deny the fact that the New York Times is anything but a Trump-hating, left-wing publication that exists solely to tear down the conservative agenda. In a recent article titled “At a Key Moment, Trump’s Top Diplomat is Again Thousands of Miles Away,” author Gardiner Harris took several passive-aggressive jabs at President Trump and his administration, criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for not being present during Trump’s announcement that the United States would be withdrawing from the Iran deal.

“Senior State Department officials were momentarily speechless on Tuesday when asked why Mr. Pompeo did not delay his trip by a day to be in Washington during Mr. Trump’s Iran deal announcement,” Harris wrote, apparently not realizing the fact that the State Department officials likely didn’t want to leak details of Pompeo’s trip to the media.

Harris went on to note that Pompeo’s absence left many European allies “perplexed,” adding that diplomats were “privately complaining that they were having trouble getting answers from Washington.” The reality, though, is that Mr. Pompeo had a very good reason to be thousands of miles away – he was in North Korea securing the release of three Americans who had been held captive there.

As Trump noted on Twitter: “I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Secretary Pompeo and his ‘guests’ will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting!”

In other words, in a moment that should have been celebrated by all Americans regardless of party affiliation, the pathetic New York Times was attacking Mike Pompeo for not being present during Iran deal withdrawal announcement. How sad. (Related: The biggest story of the year is media dishonesty and hatred of the American public.)

Mainstream media rarely has anything positive to say

If nothing else, this article published in the New York Times provides further proof that the mainstream media would do and say virtually anything to discredit and tear down President Trump and his administration. They can’t afford to let him succeed, because if Trump were to succeed in making America the strong, prosperous nation that it once was, then they risk losing more and more would-be democratic voters to the conservative movement. Therefore, publications like the New York Times and networks like CNN and MSNBC do everything in their power to make the Trump presidency fail.

According to a study conducted by the Media Research Center, between Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017) and the end of that year (December 31, 2017), evening broadcasts on ABC, CBS and NBC aired 3,430 stories about President Trump and his administration, totaling 99 hours, 3 minutes of airtime (roughly 34 percent of all evening news in 2017). MRC found that the media covered the investigation into so-called Russia “collusion” ten times more than the second-most covered topic, which was the response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Related: The purpose of the mainstream media is thought control and the suppression of the truth.)

Perhaps most notably, however, was the fact that an astonishing 90 percent of the media coverage on President Trump and his administration has been hostile, while only 10 percent was positive. If the mainstream media really was full of a bunch of independent journalists that reported balanced and unbiased news, then that ratio would be closer to 50:50. If this isn’t indisputable proof that the media is out to bring down the Trump administration, then what is?

Read Journalism.news for more coverage of the stunning bias of the left-wing media.

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Will America Be Around for Armageddon?

Whenever we are dealing with potential world war in the Middle East, we are dealing with the potential for Armageddon. The prospect of the final war is frightening indeed. Even though we could be living in the final days, we may not even realize it. Why? This is true because truth is often the first casualty of war. Even the President has issued an order which basically hides the events of the Middle East from the American citizens.

Former CIA operative, Cody Snodgres, sent me an email stating that we have both been recently targeted for extreme censorship. The nature of both of our works does make us likely targets of censorship. In fact, a recent video was snatched right out of a recent article on The Common Sense Show. What the Satanists don’t want you to hear is what follows as I take a brief look at what the Bible says about America and the end days.

When our normal communications are blocked, we have to rely on the word of God, which we should be doing anyway, for direction and warning of what is to come. In fact, it have been pointed out to me that we have been warned by the Bible, mutliple times about the times we apparently live in and America’s future in it.

Israel and the desperate central bankers will drive us to war. I captured the essence of this warning in yesterday’s publication when i wrote a hypothetical conversation between Netanyahu, Trump and Rothschild. I based some of the mythical, but very likely conversation, on Biblical phrases like what we find in Zech.1:15-2:5, in which a war that was fought almost 2500 years ago, bears a striking resemblance to today. There was a war ending with Jerusalem comprised of villages without walls (the result of a treaty of the “many peoples”). The obvious parallel, as one reader told me, would be the United Nations and their provocation for war.

In Daniel 9:27, we see the  the false prophet (The Prince of 9:26 from Rome) was being provoked by Israel. It is my contention in the previously referenced article that Netanyahy and Israel will drag us into a fateful World War. Iran, ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood as well as Syria have prophecized their version of the final days as well.

We have absolute proof that the United States can be discovered in the Bible. Daniel  said, “I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. (Daniel 7: 2-4).”

Keep in mind America’s national symbol is the Eagle.

The modern nations represented by the Russian bear, the German leopard with wings of a fowl, the French Rooster, and Daniel’s dreadful Fourth Beast, the last superpower on earth.

In modern times, the lion, the first Beast, is most clearly associated with Great Britain. The British Lion is universally recognized in the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom and several national emblems, flags as well as several British coins. The American Eagle is associated with the British Lion because the United States of America was plucked up from the British Empire when the citizens of the thirteen original American colonies declared their independence in 1776. However, there is bad news for the United States. In Daniel chapter 7, the four beasts depict four individual nations. In Revelation chapter 13, the Apostle John saw a vision of only one beast where there had been four beasts. The one beast was described as having the body of the leopard, the feet of the bear, the mouth of the lion, and the ten horns of the ten-horned beast. This merger of the beasts is forseen in Revelation 13 which is desscribing the endtime world government and it is controlled by the Antichrist. All of the beasts in Daniel chapter 7 have now merged into this one unified beast, except for one, and that would be the United States. The eagle’s wings, America’s universal symbol are not mentioned in the description of the world government beast. This is not proprietary information, as it is clearly laid out in the Bible. However, we often fail to ask the question, where did the missing “Eagle” (ie America) go?

Many have taken the aforementioned prophecy and applied it to the premature desstruction of the United States by stating that America will be destroyed in the upcoming World War III, the war that will kill over 2 billion people.  However, there is another view, another possibility.

Under President Trump’s leadership, America has become nationalistic, even to the point where other world leaders have warned the US to abandon its nationalistic position and have commanded us to adopt a “globalist” perspective.

Could this lead to alternative path?

Based in  the Trump influence of  “Making America Great Again, The United States vould very well be awakened to the Satanic dangers of globalism and pull back from the brink of destruction.

We know, for certain, that the antichrist’s one-world governmental system  is coming. However, we cannot be certain that it is coming in our time and this is why Trump’s nationalistic movement is so important in terms of pulling back from the brink of the Satanic New World Order, at least in the present moment. The Bible tells us we will not know the time of the return of Jesus. So, nobody alive today, knows for certain.

Some have looked for scriptural evidence in the Bible that the US is still here after World War III. Keep in mind that the Euphrates River War described in Revelation 9: 13-21? In Revelation 12:13, the dragon, Satan is depicted making war against Israel. Then, Israel is rescued by “two wings of a great eagle.” Could that be the United States?

Prophecy then clearly states in (Revelation 12:14) that the woman (ie Israel) were given two wings of a great eagle (ie the US?), that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where “she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent” (Revelation 12:14).

A Pastor friend of mine believes that the United States is around at the 3.5 years before Satan begins to come against Israel three and one-half years before Armageddon. (Daniel 7: 4).

Trump’s blackout of news media coverage is symbolic of the fact that Christians cannot be sure about where we are at until the end days are here.

Trying to predict America’s place in the end days is very confusing and difficult because, as stated, we do not know the time of Christ’s glorious return. There are strong indicators that America will not survive. However, there are several rays of hope that America is mentioned as the Tribulation approaches. I am of the opinion that the America we know will not survive in its present form. And when we look at the Deagel and the America2050.0rg predictions, it is clear from these two sources believe that we will not be around. However, these two sources are not the Bible and therefore, America still has some degree of hope. However, if we do not repent, and I do not see that happening, and stop killing millions of innocent babies, our country does not deserve to survive.

The best thing we can do, right now, is to confess Jesus and repent and enourage our neighbors to do the same.

 

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The Truth About Where Your Clothes Really Come From – If You Live & Shop In North America



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There is no easy way to say this to a Western audience.

Our clothes — the stuff in our wardrobe right now — are the result of a reckless industry, responsible for some of the worst pollution and most horrific human rights violations on the planet. Pressured by fashion’s largest name brands, textile factories and garment manufacturers consistently cut corners to increase annual profit margins, at any cost. The modern fashion industry, currently making upwards of $3 trillion a year, is simply unsustainable. Here’s why:

Next to big oil, the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world and is responsible for the most the detrimental toxic waste dumping, ground water contamination, and water consumption of any industry.

The unrelenting waste of retailers and typical Western households has far exceeded the capacity of global landfills. Americans alone throw away over 14 million tonnes of clothes every year; annually, that’s about 80 pounds per person. Local thrift operations only sell about 20% of donated items. More than 80% of our clothes end up being packaged and shipped to landfills and incinerators around the world.

In addition to using vast amounts of water during manufacturing and dirty oil for shipping, petroleum-based fibres (including acrylic, polyester, and nylon) are non-biodegradable, taking hundreds of years to break down, while releasing a harmful greenhouse gas 310 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Carcinogenic plastic microfibers have been proven to bioaccumulate in our groundwater, travelling from rivers to oceans, and into our food chain. An increasing contributor of global deforestation, rayon is a synthetic fiber made from wood pulp, manufactured with toxic chemicals such as caustic soda and sulphuric acid and routinely dumped into local ecosystems. 

It can take more than 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture one cotton t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Responsible for colossal water consumption, as well as the most pesticide-intensive crop in the world, cotton consumes 10% of all agricultural chemicals and 25% of all insecticides.

The environmental impacts of growing genetically modified cotton are devastating to local communities, who suffer exponentially higher rates of birth defects, mental illness, and cancer. Seed and chemical magnate Monsanto has exacerbated the harmful environmental and health impacts of cotton operations by threatening local farmers with extortion. As a result, the suicide rate among farmers in India’s largest cotton-producing Punjab region is well-documented, where it is estimated a distraught farmer takes his own life every 30 minutes.

Appalling human rights violations are among the worst of any industry.

The system was originally intended to provide jobs to poor communities as an opportunity to work their way out of poverty. Instead, “fast fashionCEOs (making upwards of tens of millions of dollars every year) cut costs and increase profit margins by preying on nations notorious for slave-labour friendly practices and egregious labour-law violations, including Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Indi and Vietnam.

According to the 2015 award-winning documentary The True Cost, one in six people alive on the planet are involved in the fashion industry, making clothing the single largest labour-intensive industry in the world. Of the 40 million garment labourers worldwide, four million of them work in Bangladesh; 85% of them women, living in extreme poverty on about $2 a day. Working in oppressive heat without breaks, often enduring physical and sexual abuse from management personnel, factory workers bear the biggest brunt of the low-cost fashion industry. Workers are often forced to work in unsafe working conditions, frequently resulting in preventable fatalities caused by factory fires and building collapse.

The old argument that sweatshops are somehow good for poor communities is a myth perpetuated by those who seek to maintain exponential profits — at the expense of labourers, far-removed from the glamour of retail storefronts. The industry’s success is predicated on the lie that eternal consumer happiness lies on the other end of the next purchase. Any reasonable person can see the clothing industry is capitalism run amok, consumed by profits, and without regard for human life or the environment.

For those who want to do something about it, there is good news, but first we need to understand the reality of where our clothes come from, what went into making them, and the unbelievable cost of what we wear.

There is a revolution underway to fundamentally restructure the clothing industry. Fair-trade fashion puts human capital and environmental sustainability as a tangible metric toward the bottom line. Minimizing harmful impacts drives the standards of production, across the board. From sourcing organic fibres to re-using all viable materials available; from providing life and community-enriching experiences to delivering on a promise of a living wage — fair-trade industries are driven by consumer demand and responsible professionals with a passion for producing quality products in a way that supports people and the planet.

You can do your part, too. Need less. Buy second-hand. Support fair-trade. Buy organic and recycled goods made from post-consumer waste. Read labels. Boycott brands and retailers that utilize sweatshops. Know your clothes, do your research, and “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  –Margaret Mead

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Evan Michael Zislis is a professional organizer, social entrepreneur and bestselling author of ClutterFree Revolution: Simplify Your Stuff, Organize Your Life & Save the World. For more information, visit ClutterFreeRevolution.com.


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Embedded Chinese 5th Column Ready to Strike America

 

The CSS needs your help with 2 stories. First, we know that certain radio stations are broadcasting Chinese code late at night. Second, there are several restaurants that have been smuggling in Chinese. IT is clear that the intent is to provide a path of entry to Chinese troops while broadcasting code to sleeper cells. Please report all such instances in your community.

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‘Death to America!’: Iranian lawmakers burn US flag in response to Trump’s decision (VIDEO)

Angry MPs joined in the fiery spectacle Wednesday with anti-American chants, while also adding a piece of paper, reportedly representing the nuclear deal, to the flames. In footage of the event, MPs from across the parliamentary hall can be seen rushing to the pulpit with their fists in the air.

Trump’s controversial decision sparked outrage across the international community and, in particular, among his allies in Europe who have vowed to adhere to the original agreement.

“If necessary, we can begin our industrial enrichment without any limitations,” the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, echoing similar comments from the speaker of the parliament, Ali Larijani earlier on Wednesday.

“Until implementation of this decision, we will wait for some weeks and will talk with our friends and allies and other signatories of the nuclear deal, who signed it and who will remain loyal to it. Everything depends on our national interests,” Rouhani added.

READ MORE: Trump lacks ‘mental capacities,’ Iran says after US pulls out of nuclear deal

Following his announcement Tuesday, Trump signed a presidential memorandum reinstating US sanctions against Tehran that were waived in the wake of the deal which was signed under the Obama administration.

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